Environmental and Social Specialist – 225kV Transmission Line & 20 MW PV Plant Design & Construction

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 28 November 2019
  • West Africa
  • Closing on 28 December 2019
  • Proposal

Job Description

The project consists of the design review and construction supervision of a 20MW PV solar power plant with Battery Storage and a 225kV 30km Transmission line in West Africa. The Environmental and Social Specialist (ESS) shall manage proper socio-environmental control on the project and shall work closely with the Client’s Environment and Social Impact Assessment Department.

Qualifications and skills

· M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Sciences or B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering.

· Up-to-date knowledge of how to address the socio-economic, resettlement, environmental and communication issues relating to the design and construction of PV Solar power plants and EHV lines and substations.

· Ability to work effectively in a team of international consultants and contractors through design review and construction activities.

· Sound judgment and ability to provide detailed technical, commercial, environmental and social evaluation.

· Excellent communication skills in both oral and written English and a high sense of organization and responsibility.

Professional experience

· A minimum of 10 years overall experience

· At least 5 years international experience working on the socio-economic impacts of IFI funded projects of the same nature, size and complexity as this assignment, ideally incorporating both EHV Transmission Lines and PV Solar plants.

· Experience of similar project in Sub Saharan Africa.

About the Organization

AZOROM is an independent private company that provides services to the electricity sector in Ireland and throughout the world. It has its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

The company was formed in 2001 with the objective of providing added value and quality services to its clients in all aspects of the electricity business. This first class service is provided through a combination of highly qualified staff and emphasis on careful management of projects to a successful conclusion.

AZOROM is independent of manufacturers and suppliers and can provide totally independent advice and assistance.

The company’s knowledge and know-how derives from the vast skills and experience of its experts in the areas of engineering, accounting, economics, regulation, human resources and management. A unique quality of the company is the experience of its experts deployed on projects.

Apart from wide ranging consulting experience, AZOROM experts generally come from line positions in utilities, regulators and government ministries. Therefore, they not only bring the deep knowledge and understanding of issues but also the practical experience of having implemented best international practice themselves.

Since its establishment, AZOROM has worked with energy institutions (ministries, utilities, regulators) and companies in Ireland and in various parts of the world including European Union, South America, Eastern Europe, CIS, Balkans, Mediterranean, Africa and Far East.

AZOROM has worked on projects funded by private sources and on projects funded by institutions such as WB, MCC, EC, KfW, SECO, AfD, UN.

AZOROM is intent on delivering expert advice and services at good value for money through professionally experienced and competent staff that are culturally sensitive and can develop fruitful working relationships with client and beneficiary.


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